A surprise package arrived the other day and it contained THIS! The latest picture book I illustrated titled "FRESH DELICIOUS". These wonderful, colourful and playful poems from the farmer's market written by Irene Latham were a real joy to work with, and I was lucky to have a patient, understanding and encouraging publisher in Wordsong to work with.
You see, these pictures were made whilst I was pregnant with baby no 2, and I just about managed to finish all the artwork and hand it in on his due date - talk about cutting it fine!!! I don't know what I would have done had he arrived early. I remember rubbing my bump and telling him to take his time as I frantically worked on these pieces. He even gifted me with some days off to recover as he arrived 8 days later...what a good boy :)
This book will always be super special as it's the first full colour picture book I worked on since our first boy was born. I loved that he even gave me advice and criticism over some of the pieces. I don't know how long it will be until my next book or big project but in the meantime, I'm finding inspiration each day watching these boys grow :)